Valenza

Valenza features classic and modern cooking methods using fresh seasonal and local ingredients to create a classic Italian menu with an updated culinary touch. The menu features a variety of antipasti, pasta, risotto and Italian entrees.

Member Benefits from Chef Matt Swickerath

After Dinner
Chef Matt Swickerath is putting together the perfect end to an amazing dining experience, for our members. An after dinner port or cordial paired with the chef's choice dessert. Dynamic and exciting, decadent and delicious. With so many dessert options on the menu, the chef will likely take you through a different dessert and port experience each time you dine at the critically claimed Valenza. Prices will vary.

Matt Swickerath

Known for his creativity in the kitchen, Matt Swickerath has earned a reputation for pairing fresh, seasonal ingredients with culinary excellence.

Matt's passion for cooking began after he completed his degree in English from the University of Florida, by landing his first job at a Disney Resort in Buena Vista.

After spending nine years in the restaurant industry in his home state of Florida, Matt moved to Atlanta in 1996, and quickly became known for his innovative dishes using creative and non-traditional ingredients to please Atlanta's most distinguished dining crowd.

Matt worked for some of the most acclaimed and award-winning restaurants in Atlanta before taking the executive chef position at Valenza Restaurant in the fall of 2007. Matt’s hard work and dedication have been instrumental in Valenza’s success and he was named Partner in 2014.

Chef Matt's passion and drive for cooking is defined by his attention to detail and his use of primarily locally-grown and organic foods that come with each new season.

Matt has participated in many events benefiting non-profit organizations including Share Our Strength, H.E.R.O for Children, March of Dimes and the James Beard Foundation. Matt currently resides in the Emory University area of Atlanta.

Cozy Italian Cuisine

Valenza is a cozy, upscale Italian eatery in Brookhaven. It takes its name from a small village in the Piedmonte region of Northern Italy. Valenza is well known throughout the world for its artisan jewelry manufacturing which has earned it the nickname “city of gold”. The cuisine at Valenza is inspired by the diverse culture of Northern Italy. Executive Chef Matt Swickerath’s focus is on classic and modern cooking methods using fresh seasonal and local ingredients to create a classic Italian menu with an updated culinary touch. The menu features a variety of antipasti, pasta, risotto and Italian entrees.

Valenza has the heart and spirit of a cozy and warm Italian village café in an upscale setting. The dining room features venetian plastered walls with rustic oak and pine woods. Experience the warmth and elegance when dining under the antique European candle chandeliers. Valenza offers a wonderful private dining room for your events with seating for 30 guests.

Matt Swickerath

Known for his creativity in the kitchen, Matt Swickerath has earned a reputation for pairing fresh, seasonal ingredients with culinary excellence.

Matt's passion for cooking began after he completed his degree in English from the University of Florida, by landing his first job at a Disney Resort in Buena Vista.

After spending nine years in the restaurant industry in his home state of Florida, Matt moved to Atlanta in 1996, and quickly became known for his innovative dishes using creative and non-traditional ingredients to please Atlanta's most distinguished dining crowd.

Matt worked for some of the most acclaimed and award-winning restaurants in Atlanta before taking the executive chef position at Valenza Restaurant in the fall of 2007. Matt’s hard work and dedication have been instrumental in Valenza’s success and he was named Partner in 2014.

Chef Matt's passion and drive for cooking is defined by his attention to detail and his use of primarily locally-grown and organic foods that come with each new season.

Matt has participated in many events benefiting non-profit organizations including Share Our Strength, H.E.R.O for Children, March of Dimes and the James Beard Foundation. Matt currently resides in the Emory University area of Atlanta.

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